Welcome to SouthSide Theme


How We Are Funded

Each year, it costs more than $3 million to run the various ministries to the poor at South Side Mission. 

South Side Mission is a community-supported ministry.  What does this mean to you?

  • We are not a United Way agency.
  • We do not receive any Government funding.
  • More than 20,000 individuals, churches, businesses and groups support the Mission each year!
  • We rely on people like you, giving a gift each month over and above your tithe to your local church.
  • Additionally, South Side Mission is funded by proceeds from our Mission Mart thrift stores.
  • Finally, South Side Mission receives gifts annually from kind-hearted souls who include the Mission in their will, trust, life insurance, and other estate plans.

The Mission takes stewardship of your donations seriously. We are a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. The ECFA holds its member ministries to exceedingly high standards of fiscal responsibility, ensuring that donor contributions to member ministries are used with great frugality and care. Furthermore, the Mission has its books audited annually by the accounting firm of Heinold-Banwart. If you'd like to see a copy, simply click on our PDF file below and have a look for yourself.

Audited Financial Statement

2009 Audited Financial Statement

Please download file to view our audit performed by Heinold/Banwart of East Peoria.


2007 Audited Financial Statement

We have our books audited by an independent outside firm each year.  We maintain an "open book" policy because we want you to be comfortable with your decision to support South Side Mission.  That's the reason that we are members of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.  Living up to these high standards helps to insure that we are being good stewards of the resources that God provides.

If you have any questions about our ministry or our books, please give me a call.  I'd love to give you a V.I.P. tour so that you can see first hand how we carry out the Lord's work right here on the south side of Peoria!


2008 Audited Financial Statement

Because we are committed to transparency and good stewardship, we want you to look over our books.  The folks at Heinold-Banwart audit us each year, and we are happy to post their findings here for you to review.

If you would like to see the ministry behind the numbers, give me a call.  I would love to host you for a V.I.P. tour!

In Christ,

Phil Newton


2010 Audited Financial Statement

Please download file to view our audit performed by Heinold/Banwart of East Peoria.